The table below looks at the statistics for MPLS skills in IT jobs advertised for the Cardiff region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited MPLS over the 3 months to 27 January 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
27 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Multiprotocol Label Switching (MPLS)
Rank 58 49 53
Rank change year-on-year
-9 +4
Permanent jobs citing MPLS 8 7 3
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cardiff 1.24% 1.74% 0.67%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 6.35% 12.50% 5.88%
Number of salaries quoted 7 7 3
Average salary £35,000 £33,500 £27,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+4.47% +21.81%
UK excluding London average salary £47,500 £45,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year
+5.55% +5.88%
MPLS
South Wales

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Communications & Networking category in permanent jobs advertised in the Cardiff region.

Communications & Networking Category
Cardiff
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
126 56 51
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cardiff 19.47% 13.90% 11.46%
Number of salaries quoted 111 48 42
Average salary £38,250 £34,000 £31,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+12.50% +9.67%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,600 £29,000 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £47,000 £42,500 £52,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000

MPLS
Jobs Demand Trend in Cardiff

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing MPLS across the Cardiff region as a proportion of the total demand within the Communications & Networking category.

MPLS Jobs Demand Trend in Cardiff

MPLS
Salary Trend in Cardiff

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing MPLS across the Cardiff region.

MPLS Salary Trend in Cardiff

MPLS
Salary Histogram in Cardiff

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing MPLS across the Cardiff region over the 3 months to 27 January 2015.

MPLS Salary Histogram in Cardiff

MPLS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cardiff

For the 6 months to 27 January 2015, IT jobs across the Cardiff region citing MPLS also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of IT job ads sampled that cited MPLS.

1 14 (93.33%) Cisco
2 12 (80.00%) Cisco Certification
2 12 (80.00%) WAN
3 10 (66.67%) VPN
4 9 (60.00%) CCNP
4 9 (60.00%) Firewall
4 9 (60.00%) Load Balancing
5 8 (53.33%) Cisco ASA
5 8 (53.33%) Cisco Nexus
5 8 (53.33%) CheckPoint
5 8 (53.33%) Juniper
6 7 (46.67%) LAN
7 6 (40.00%) VoIP
7 6 (40.00%) OSPF
7 6 (40.00%) BGP
7 6 (40.00%) CCNA
7 6 (40.00%) F5
8 4 (26.67%) Network Design
8 4 (26.67%) Wireless
8 4 (26.67%) IPsec
8 4 (26.67%) IPv4
8 4 (26.67%) IPv6
8 4 (26.67%) CCIE
8 4 (26.67%) Ethernet
8 4 (26.67%) Welsh Language
9 3 (20.00%) Disaster Recovery
9 3 (20.00%) Hyper-V
9 3 (20.00%) SolarWinds
9 3 (20.00%) Microsoft Azure
9 3 (20.00%) Wireshark

MPLS
Top Related IT Skills in Cardiff by Category

For the 6 months to 27 January 2015, IT jobs across the Cardiff region citing MPLS also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of IT job ads sampled that cited MPLS. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 1 (6.67%) SAS
Cloud Services
1 3 (20.00%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 12 (80.00%) WAN
2 10 (66.67%) VPN
3 9 (60.00%) Firewall
4 8 (53.33%) Cisco ASA
4 8 (53.33%) Cisco Nexus
5 7 (46.67%) LAN
6 6 (40.00%) VoIP
6 6 (40.00%) OSPF
6 6 (40.00%) BGP
7 4 (26.67%) IPv4
7 4 (26.67%) IPv6
7 4 (26.67%) Ethernet
7 4 (26.67%) IPsec
7 4 (26.67%) Wireless
8 3 (20.00%) Frame Relay
8 3 (20.00%) DNS
8 3 (20.00%) Wireshark
8 3 (20.00%) Internet
8 3 (20.00%) EIGRP
9 2 (13.33%) VRRP
Development Applications
1 1 (6.67%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 4 (26.67%) Welsh Language
2 2 (13.33%) Advertising
3 1 (6.67%) Telecoms
3 1 (6.67%) Finance
Job Titles
1 12 (80.00%) Network Engineer
2 5 (33.33%) Senior Network Engineer
3 3 (20.00%) Network Architect
3 3 (20.00%) Architect
4 2 (13.33%) Senior Architect
4 2 (13.33%) Senior Network Architect
5 1 (6.67%) Senior Network Security Engineer
5 1 (6.67%) Designer
5 1 (6.67%) Senior Security Engineer
5 1 (6.67%) Network Designer
5 1 (6.67%) Network Security Engineer
5 1 (6.67%) Cisco Engineer
5 1 (6.67%) Cisco Network Engineer
5 1 (6.67%) Security Engineer
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (60.00%) Load Balancing
2 4 (26.67%) Network Design
3 3 (20.00%) Service Delivery
3 3 (20.00%) Disaster Recovery
3 3 (20.00%) Capacity Planning
3 3 (20.00%) Line Management
3 3 (20.00%) Mentoring
4 2 (13.33%) Network Management
4 2 (13.33%) ITIL
5 1 (6.67%) Change Management
5 1 (6.67%) Incident Management
5 1 (6.67%) Project Planning
5 1 (6.67%) Technical Architecture
5 1 (6.67%) Problem Management
5 1 (6.67%) Network Architecture
Qualifications
1 12 (80.00%) Cisco Certification
2 9 (60.00%) CCNP
3 6 (40.00%) CCNA
4 4 (26.67%) CCIE
5 3 (20.00%) Security Cleared
6 2 (13.33%) SC Cleared
6 2 (13.33%) DV Cleared
7 1 (6.67%) CCDA
7 1 (6.67%) CCDP
7 1 (6.67%) CCIP
7 1 (6.67%) ITIL Certification
7 1 (6.67%) JNCIA
7 1 (6.67%) JNCIS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (6.67%) SLA
System Software
1 3 (20.00%) ProxySG
1 3 (20.00%) Hyper-V
1 3 (20.00%) vSphere
2 1 (6.67%) VMware ESX
Vendors
1 14 (93.33%) Cisco
2 8 (53.33%) Juniper
2 8 (53.33%) CheckPoint
3 6 (40.00%) F5
4 3 (20.00%) Mitel
4 3 (20.00%) Blue Coat
4 3 (20.00%) SolarWinds
4 3 (20.00%) Citrix
5 1 (6.67%) NetApp
5 1 (6.67%) TOWER Software
5 1 (6.67%) VMware